Monday, March 20, 2017

The Songs, Movies, and Books Tag

I was tagged by Felicity at Poems, Prayers and Promises for "The Songs, Movies, and Books Tag".
Sorry my post wont be all pretty and fancy with cool pictures! ;)

1 // A Song That Describes You In Some Way
Learning How To Bend - Gary Allen
A Few Questions - Clay Walker

2 // A Movie That Inspires You
I have a few :P
Amazing Grace
A Man Called Peter
The End of the Spear
Since You Went Away

3 // A Book That The Main Character Is Like You
Anne of Green Gables
Little Women

4 // A Song That You Love
Well besides all hymns...
I will put the first one that came into my mind :)
What A Difference You Made In My Life - Ronnie Milsap

5 // A Movie That You Love
Anne Of Green Gables

6 // A Book You Love
Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
Saving Graces - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anne of Green Gables The Complete Series

7 // A Song You Do Not Like
I have to put the same as Felicity, "Goodbye Earl" the Dixie Chicks.
I have not heard a stupider song yet!

8 // A Movie You Do Not Like
Many! lol
All Love Comes Softly Movies

9 // A Book You Do Not Like
Anything written by Lauraine Snelling!
I know a lot of you girls like her books, but I just don't. ;P

10 // A Song That Makes You Happy
160 Acres - Marty Robbins

11 // A Movie That Freaked You Out
The Brave Little Toaster! I think this is where my fear of clowns came from. I still cant watch it!!

12 // A Book That Made You Cry
Stepping Heavenward - Elizabeth Prentiss

13 // A Song You Listened To A Lot When You Were Younger
Don't Fence Me In - Moe Bandy

14 // A Movie You Watched A Lot When You Were Younger
Old Yeller
Frosty The Snowman
Davy Crockett
Peter Pan
Cinderella
Sarah Plain and Tall
lol a few :P

15 // A Book You Read A Lot When You Were Younger
Alice In Bibleland
I loved these books growing up!

16 // A Song That Irritates You
I Believe In You - Don Williams


17 // A Movie That Kept You On The Edge Of Your Seat
Vantage Point

18 // A Book That Left You Breathless
Writing The War: Chronicles of a Word War II Correspondence

There you have it! ;)

~Marissa

















Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My World//Life Update

I haven't had time to post anything new in awhile. I have some free time down here at my dad's now that I'm through cleaning and can finally sit and write a new post! Life has been sooo busy and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed!
For awhile now I've been stressing about money and I finally thought to pray and ask God to help me find another part time-job and two days later my cousin messaged and asked if Marita and I were interested in taking over cleaning one of her houses for her! I wanted to say "no!", its a huge house (six bathrooms!) and very fancy so I was/am scared to death, but God said "you prayed for a job and I am offering you one. What you going to do?" and so I said a very unwilling yes.
We cleaned it yesterday (Tuesday) and I was there from 9am to 5:30pm. Marita came after work and helped me finish up. It was hard and overwhelming and I'm hoping/ praying we get better and faster at it. I'm not thrilled with it but you do what you have to do. :)
I work everyday of the week now except every other Wednesday. Its kind of exciting! Along with working I babysit twice a week, clean, and make supper once a week as part of my rent. I rarely have weekends as I'm either babysitting or cleaning on Saturdays. So Sunday is really my only free day. Its exhausting.
I came down with the flu a week ago today and was pretty sick for a few days, I still don't feel 100% and I feel like I'm still in a fog. Hope I come out of it soon. It just feels yucky.
I'm very much looking forward to spending a weekend away this month with all five of my sisters! We haven't gone away together in many years, this will be the first time since I've become an adult! So its exciting! Though I will admit it makes me a little nervous. lol :P
Also very much looking forward to another road trip this year in July, this time to church conventions! They are in Minnesota and we are hoping to drive through my dad's childhood town and see his childhood home! I've never seen it so I hope it works out!!
Also we hope to see Mt. Rushmore and I'm excited about that too! lol
Probably one of my clearest and earliest memories is of Mt. Rushmore. I'm not sure how old I was, maybe 1 1/2 or 2 yrs. I remember looking at the faces, it was getting dark and they turned on lights and I remember watching the faces light up and I loved it! Just a short memory but its so clear in my mind. So I really want to go back there.
Running out of time so guess I'll have to say goodbye.
Goodbye! :)

~Marissa

















Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Q & A Tag



I was tagged by Daminika @ Walking in the Sonshine for The Q & A Tag!
Thanks! :)


~The Rules~
Thank the blogger who nominated you
Answer the questions you were given
Nominate other bloggers
Write out your ten questions
Let them know they've been tagged


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#1 What is your "dream life"?
To marry and travel the world together! Live for awhile in cities and then little villages and see all the different ways of life. And finally settle down in a small town and have a family! "Hey, you said 'dream life'!" :P

#2 Would you rather read the book before watching the movie, or the other way around?
I'd probably rather read the book first, that way I can see them the way I want to see them  and not the way they look and act in the movie.

#3 What was your favorite movie growing up, and do you still watch it?
Oh boy! This ones hard. I think it would probably be "Anne of Green Gables" and yes I still watch it! :)

#4 What actor just has "the voice"?
Just one? Um.... Let me think.... Tom Selleck, Fred MacMurray and Jimmy Stewart! lol I couldn't put just one! :P

#5 Do you watch old movies/TV shows, or would you rather not?
Yes! That's pretty much all I watch. Their storylines had more meaning, more depth back then. Most of them have a moral to the story. They weren't just for show but also to teach you something.

#6 What is the first thing you notice when meeting someone new?
This is strange for how shy I am, but their eyes. That and the way stand... lol I don't know why the way they stand, but I notice it.

#7 What is your favorite time of day?
Midnight! I love it when the worlds asleep and it feels like I'm the only one alive. Its relaxing and free feeling!

#8 What's your "go-to" shirt?
My American Flag t-shirt.

#9 How many plates can you eat in one sitting?
(Blush) Three or four if I let myself.

#10 What are your three favorite baby names?
My three favorite girl names are Carol, Julia and Margaret and the boys' are David, Walter and Henry. I'm very old fashioned when it comes to names. :P

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~I TAG~

Marita @When I Hear Music
Felicity @Poems, prayers and promises

~QUESTIONS~
(I don't have time to make up new Q's so Ill use the same ones)



#1 What is your "dream life"?
#2 Would you rather read the book before watching the movie, or the other way around?
#3 What was your favorite movie growing up, and do you still watch it?
#4 What actor just has "the voice"?
#5 Do you watch old movies/TV shows, or would you rather not?
#6 What is the first thing you notice when meeting someone new?
#7 What is your favorite time of day?
#8 What's your "go-to" shirt?
#9 How many plates can you eat in one sitting?
#10 What are your three favorite baby names?

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There you all are! Hope you enjoyed!


~Marissa
















Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Day In Town



Today I did just that. I got a card in the mail a few days ago reminding me it was time to renew my drivers license! Ugh! I kept putting it off (I couldn't renew it online as I'm not yet 24) dreading having to drive downtown.
Then today I just had a peaceful feeling that today was the day to get it over with.
So I showered, dressed in my best clothes, did my makeup, drank some coffee and said a little prayer.
On the way down to the Licensing Department I stopped to eat lunch. I sat down waiting for my food to come when I realized I'd left my cellphone in the car. "Now what?" I thought. I sat there feeling a little silly, being alone and not even having a phone to "do something on". Around me were small groups of friends or others (mostly working men on lunch breaks as school wasn't out yet), alone like me, but on their phones.
Slowly I realized I felt relaxed and "free" without a phone, I found myself thinking about life, other people and then found myself praying. As a person came into my thoughts I'd say a little simple prayer for them and continued on till I had eaten all my food and was ready to leave. I didn't "have" to check Facebook to see what was new and spend all my time scrolling up and down seeing the same old posts and depressing news updates as I would have had I had my phone.
I left feeling completely at peace and not anxious about the drive (If you know me you know I hate driving!) and made it safely to my destination.
Renewing my license was a lot easier and faster than I'd thought it'd be, taking maybe only a half hour in all, and I was on the road again.
I didn't feel like going home yet so I drove to the library and browsed the books and movies, taking my time and enjoying the quiet atmosphere, taking in my surroundings and people watching.
All in all it was a good blessed day! :)
I'll leave you now with a few random quotes. ;) 

~Marissa














Monday, January 23, 2017

INTP Personality//ME


I thought it would be fun to do a post about my personality and let you all get to know me a little better! I got a Pinterest account and have been addicted ever since! I spend hours looking at and reading quotes. I like quotes because I find it hard to find the right words to express myself of any kind of emotion in my own words be it happy or sad. ;) So here are a few quotes that might help you understand why I am the way I am! ;)


 I've been told I'm too truthful at times. I guess I have a hard time
knowing when to say and not to say things 'cause I like to know the truth about myself... :P

 This is true and annoying at time... Its hard.

 Please don't feel offended, its nothing personal. :)

 This is so true! Its very annoying for myself and
for those who know me as well.

 True..

 This one is very true, I don't know why I feel
this way and I try very hard to believe people when they
say or do nice things....

 :P

 Ugh! This is the main reason I stay quiet, I just cannot
get what I want to say from my head to my mouth!

 :P

 I know I'm strange... :/


 Hmmm.... ;P



Yes!



Well there it is... :)

~Marissa

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ten Random Questions Tag






I was tagged by Daminika @ Walking in the Sonshine for the Ten Random Questions Tag.
Sounds fun!!


#1 What natural disaster are you most afraid of? 

I'd have to say fire! Fires have always frightened me, maybe its because when I was little our dryer caught fire and a couple years ago my sister's car caught fire! So yeah I'm a little afraid of fire...


#2 What is something you loved doing when you were little?

I loved dressing up my dollies and playing house. I'd have tea parties and pretend I was rich and famous and meeting queens and kings!


#3 If you had to change your first name, what would it be?

Well lets see... I think I'd have to say Julia. But I also wanted to be named Betty or Elizabeth when I was little.


#4 What is something weird you do (or used to)?

weird...? I'm pretty much always weird.. can't think of one thing... :P


#5 What era would you enjoy dressing up in?

1940's! They were so glamorous!


#6 If you were to move from where you live, where would it be?

this is a tough one... I want to see so many places but to live someplace else? Probably would have to say California! what I've seen of it was so beautiful!


#7 What is your dream vacation?

A paid trip around the world!!


#8 What style is your dream wedding?

My style is very rich and elegant. Probably Victorian style with lots of lace and silks.. and Japanese Lanterns!!


#9 Favorite style of music?

this one is really hard! I like a many different time eras and styles.. Probably have to say 1940's swing/Jazz tunes. Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby, and others like them.


#10 Do you read more than one book at a time?

Yes! I get bored easily, so I read about four books at a time. Different types, one a western, a romance, thriller,  different eras and places.


There it is! Hope you enjoy it!

I Tag:


Marita @ When I Hear Music

Felicity @ Poems, Prayers and Promises


So now I am supposed to give you gals the questions that you are to answer:

#1 What Is Your Favorite Snack Food? 
#2 Who Is Your Favorite Author and Why?
#3 If you had to change your first name, what would it be?
#4 What Is Your First Memory?
#5 What Is Something You're Passionate About?
#6 If you were to move from where you live, where would it be?
#7 What is your dream vacation?
#8 Where Is Your Favorite Hangout Place ?
#9 Favorite style of music?
#10 Do you read more than one book at a time?



Guidelines:Use the header if you want.
Answer the questions. 
Tag anyone you'd like to. 
Choose five of the questions you answered and make up five more of your own for the people you tagged to answer.

Hope you enjoyed this - it was a lot of fun!

~Marissa



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Random Quotes

Here are just a few random quotes that I have found
and thought I'd share them with you all! :)










I love Elisabeth Elliot, in a lot of ways she reminds me of my mom.






these ones made me laugh because they are so true :P




Marissa <3